Author, educator and social documentary photographer has spent the past 40 years documenting affluence in America, with a particular emphasis on the dynamics within corporate and consumer cultures.
This spring, the Taos, New Mexico–based talent will parlay her portfolio into her first book. features a vast array of images—boardrooms, offices, lobbies—that offer a nostalgic-if-anachronistic glimpse into the era’s workplaces, when desktops were more likely to hold ashtrays than computers.
“These photographs critique the underlying social structures with irony, empathy and insight,” says Ressler. “They show us that although fortunes may rise and fall, the systems of power and privilege are still firmly fixed in place.”
Accompanied by an essay from , professor of American studies at St. John Fisher College, the release comes from , a nonprofit group dedicated to revitalizing the relationship between art, photography, and the world at large through publishing.
Ressler’s book is among new spring titles that Daylight will preview at a pre-launch party April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the . Book signings will follow at Daylight’s booth during the show, running April 5-8 at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s West Side.